Carrie Underwood - Carrie Underwood Stands Up For Gay Rights09 June 2012
Carrie Underwood Stands Up For Gay Rights
Country Queen Carrie Underwood has made her support for the LGBT community and the current controversy surrounding gay marriage vocal, as she showed sympathy for the cause, "I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love."
Although Carrie will have only wanted to show her caring support of a cause that still seems to be in underdog mode, what remains is that she is considered "one of us" by country-loving American conservatives. Building her success from back-stories that she is a God-fearing farm girl from small-town Oklahoma, she became a music phenomenon in America on the back of wholesome hit records about her faith, family and the greatness of the United States. Her core fans consist of the conservative oppositionists who are rallying against what Underwood believes is a good and noble cause.
The singer said in an interview with The Independent; "As a married person myself, I don't know what it's like to be told I can't marry somebody I love, and want to marry."
Underwood's new album Blown Away knocked Adele off the top of the US charts. Underwood speaks frequently about her faith and has made religion the subject of several of her best-known songs, including the No 1 country hit "Jesus Take the Wheel", however it looks as though she may suffer a backlash because of her comments.
Gay marriage will be at the core of several ballot measures in November's Presidential election and is also at the centre of two high-profile legal cases. President Barrack Obama has voiced his support and backing of gay marriage, whilst his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, is opposed to extending gay rights.
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